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Prepare to Change Lives at UIC Law Heading link

At UIC Law, our mission is to make a difference in the lives of our students and our community. As part of the University of Illinois Chicago—Chicago’s largest university and its only public Carnegie Research 1 institution—you have more resources and opportunities than ever before to impact your community. From our nationally recognized faculty and programs to the impact of our Community Legal Clinics, we offer you more than just an education. At UIC Law, we prepare you with the knowledge, skills, experience, and values to change lives..

  • Top 10 Greatest Resources for Minority Students (2022 Princeton Review)

  • 50% of full time faculty hold law degrees from top 20 law schools

  • Top 15 #15 in Legal Writing Programs (2023 U.S. News & World Report)

  • 2022 Best Law Schools for International Law (preLaw magazine)

  • 2022 Best Law Schools for Intellectual Property Law (preLaw magazine)

  • Top 25 #21 in Trial Advocacy Programs (2023 U.S. News & World Report)

JD Students at the Corner of State and Jackson

Pave Your Path to Justice.

Nestled in the center of it all, UIC Law School is located in the heart of downtown Chicago, the 3rd largest legal industry in the nation. UIC Law’s premiere location is conveniently housed alongside the Chicago Bar Association building, federal court houses, and a host of prestigious law firms, creating ample opportunities for students to intern, extern, and stay connected to firms post-graduation. Tomorrow's leaders choose UIC Law because they want to make a difference, and the path to success is full of options!

Enhance Your Marketability.

Whether you want to join a firm or strike out on your own as a sole practitioner, our joint degree programs offer the specialized training and enhanced marketability employers look for in today's most sought-after practice areas. Building on our practical skills-based JD program, including nationally recognized programs in Legal Writing, Trial Advocacy, and Intellectual Property Law, UIC Law offers JD candidates the opportunity to gain a master's distinction while saving time and money with a joint JD/LLM degree. The Law School is also developing interdisciplinary joint degrees with other UIC colleges that capitalize on the university's longstanding strengths in health care, business, social sciences, and more!

Heighten Your Knowledge. Expand Your Impact.

With three Master of Laws (LLM) programs to choose from, licensed attorneys have a number of options to earn a distinct advantage in today's competitive market. Master a new area of law. Enhance your marketability. Earn a promotion and improve your earnings. An LLM in your opportunity to get ahead and stay ahead.

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Professor Acevedo with Students

A Community of Support Heading link

From course information and legal writing support to preparing for the bar exam or your first job out of law school, we're here to help every step of the way. Looking for leadership and professional development opportunities or just need a little personal support? Our Office of Student Life & Leadership is your go-to resource. And with an engaged Student Bar Association and more than 40 active student organizations to choose from, you'll find your home among our diverse campus community.

Campus Spotlight Heading link

Dean Nicky Boothe

“I am excited to be joining UIC Law and serving the Chicago community.  It is an honor to partner with all UIC’s constituents to highlight and advance the law school’s history of opportunity, inclusion, innovation, and excellence.”

∼ Dean Nicky Boothe